There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Calais by train, bus, car ferry or car

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Train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$90 - $123

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Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent 803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ghent to Calais 1753

$17 - $29

3 alternative options

Train via Calais-Fréthun  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe Thalys
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$97 - $137

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Dover Ouibus
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais

$49 - $69

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Calais 178.5 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Calais is to bus which costs 14€ - 26€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Calais is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Calais is 211 km. The road distance is 285.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Rotterdam to Calais, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Calais. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Calais via Ghent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Calais. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Calais Ville via Lille Flandres. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Calais is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 26€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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  • Distance: 132.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Calais, France?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Calais via Lille Europe and Lille Flandres in around 3 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rotterdam to Calais via Ghent in around 6 h 10 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$95 - $140
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Ghent
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Calais
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Dover
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
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